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Reunion 2011

CALS at Reunion Weekend:
June 9-12, 2011

Join CALS for Reunion Weekend

Friday, June 10

“Fly-Fishing in the Finger Lakes,” talk by Michael Lenetsky, Leon Chandler Chapter, Trout Unlimited
10:00 am–11:00 am, Mann Library, Room 102
Cornell alumni are invited to learn from a local angling master what the Finger Lakes region offers for fly fishing enthusiasts of all levels.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Open House
11:00 am–2:00 pm, Snee Hall Atrium
Visit the Timothy N. Heasley Mineral Museum and inspect our mastodon and fossil exhibits while keeping an eye on the earth’s last rumblings at the Snee earthquake seismograph. Enjoy a stroll with the self-guided tour through the Engineering Quad rocks.

All-Alumni Affair with CALS Department Display Booths
11:30 am–1:30 pm, Barton Hall
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Barton Hall at Reunion—there will be college and unit displays, music, alumni of all ages, and great food by Cornell Catering. Lunch tickets available on site.

Wine, Cheese, and a Side of Moo: A Farm-to-Barrel Experience
12:00–6:00 pm, Tours depart from Alumni House, 626 Thurston Avenue,
Pre-registration required
Experience firsthand the wonderful handcrafted food and wine crated on the east side of Cayuga Lake. The tour includes two cheese farms and two farm wineries. Learn about the cheese-making process and how to pair wines with cheese.

The Food and Brand Lab Consumer Camps
1:00–2:00 pm, 102 Mann Library; 2:00–3:00 pm, 32 Warren Hall; 3:00–4:00 pm, 102 Mann Library
Professor Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and Associate Professor David Just will offer workshops on why, what, when, and how people eat. Workshops are limited.

Pass It On: Personal Archiving in the Digital Age
1:00–2:00 pm, John L. Stone Computing Center (Mann Library, 1st floor)
In the digital age, how do we ensure that the photographs, videos, and other memorabilia we create with our digital cameras and computers can be safely preserved for our children and grandchildren? Join library staff to learn strategies for archiving your digital family memorabilia.

Liberty Hyde Bailey Lecture, “Feeding the World and Fueling Our Future”
1:00–2:30 pm, Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
 Whether it be feeding our appetites for fun foods or fueling our desire to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, CALS research makes big impacts in our lives. Hear about how Walter De Jong creates new potatoes, Margaret Smith advances the organic food industry, Larry Smart builds green energy solutions using willow, and Susan McCouch fights world hunger by enhancing rice. 
Moderator: Jan P. Nyrop, CALS Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Entomology
Panelists: Walter De Jong, Associate Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics; Susan McCouch, PhD ’90, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics and of Plant Biology; Larry Smart, Associate Professor of Horticulture; Margaret Smith ’78, PhD ’82 , Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics and Associate Director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station

Landscape Architecture Open House
1:30–4:30 pm, 440 Kennedy Hall
The undergrad landscape architecture degree is one of a kind in the Ivy League. Visit the studio and mezzanine, enjoy drinks and snacks, and chat with faculty, staff, and fellow alumni.

Olin Lecture
3:00–4:15 pm, Bailey Hall
Each year, the Olin Lecture brings to campus an internationally prominent speaker to address a topic relevant to higher education and the current world situation. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mann Library Open House
3:00–5:00 pm
High technology and classic Art Deco, creative collaboration and quiet study, book browsing and bird watching, beautiful art and hard science—these are some of the features that make the renovated Mann Library one of the most popular research and learning centers on campus. Drop in during the open house to explore on your own or request a guided tour at the Mann Reference and Information Desk.

Saturday, June 11

Reunion Run
7:30 am, Barton Hall, Garden Avenue entrance
Pre-registration encouraged for the 2- or 5-mile courses.

CALS Reunion Breakfast and Open House
8:00–10:00 am, Trillium, Kennedy Hall
Enjoy fellowship with alumni, faculty, friends, and Dean Kathryn Boor as she gives her first Reunion welcome. Diane Irwin ’94, CALS Alumni Association president, will host the association’s annual meeting. CALS departments will host information tables for you to browse. Registration required.

State of the University Address
10:30 am, Bailey Hall
Cornell University President David J. Skorton will deliver his annual Reunion State of the University Address. All registered Reunion attendees and their guests are welcome.

Communication Department Open House
11:00 am–1:00 pm, Kennedy Hall, 3rd floor
This reception gives alumni and friends of the Department of Communication a chance to connect as well as to mingle with current faculty and students. Stop by to learn about the exciting things happening in the department.

All-Alumni Affair with CALS Department Display Booths
11:30 am–1:30 pm, Barton Hall
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Barton Hall at Reunion—there will be college and unit displays, music, alumni of all ages, and food by Cornell Catering. Lunch tickets available on site.

Plant Biology Alumni Gathering
11:30 am–1:00 pm, G37 Plant Sciences, MacDaniels Room
Join us for light refreshments while visiting with fellow Plant Biology, Botany, and Plant Science alumni and current and former faculty. Historical photos will be on display.

Biological and Environmental Engineering Alumni Gathering
12:00–1:30 pm, Riley Robb, Room 105
Enjoy a light lunch while visiting with fellow alumni and current and former faculty. Lab tours available.

Mann Library Open House
1:00–4:00 pm
High technology and classic Art Deco, creative collaboration and quiet study, book browsing and bird watching, beautiful art and hard science—these are some of the features that make the renovated Mann Library one of the most popular research and learning centers on campus. Drop in during the open house to explore on your own or request a guided tour at the Mann Reference and Information Desk.

Wine Tasting
1:30–3:30 pm, Trillium, Kennedy Hall
Savor the flavor of New York State wines and meet winery owners at this very popular annual Reunion event. Free admission to all alumni and guests, 21 years of age and older.

The Class of 1976 presents “Nutrition, Memory, and Immunity”
2:30–3:30 p.m., Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Co-hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology.
The Division of Nutritional Sciences faculty are engaged in extraordinary research that’s providing optimal guidance for healthful eating. Hear from a panel of distinguished professors—Mal Nesheim, PhD ’59, David Levitsky, Marie Caudill, and others—about their innovative research. Honorary guest Margery Devine will be in attendance to greet former students, faculty, and friends.

Allan Hosie Treman ’21 Memorial Concert
2:30 pm, F.R. Newman Arboretum (Flat Rock entrance), Cornell Plantations
Annual Reunion concert.

Tour the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) and the Museum of the Earth (affiliated with Cornell’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
3:00–4:00 pm, Museum of the Earth, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca
A right-whale skeleton welcomes you to the museum, where you can follow the major transformations of life through fossils and videos. Observe the new seismograph display and view research by EAS faculty and students. Collect fossils from the Devonian seas of Ithaca. Fun for all ages! Free admission for alumni and families.

Natural Resources Wine and Cheese Reception
3:00–4:30 pm, Breezeway between Fernow and Emerson Halls
Join us for wine tasting and light refreshments while you visit with fellow Natural Resources alumni and former and current professors. Share recollections of your days in Fernow and at field sites. Department chair Marianne Krasny will provide a brief update on the department and its programs. There will also be displays of historical photos, posters of recent faculty and graduate student projects, and information on programs at the Arnot Teaching and Research Forest.

Special Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Faculty Lecture
3:30–4:30 pm, Paleontological Research Institute, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca
Presentation by Warren D. Allmon, professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and director of the Paleontological Research Institute.

Cornelliana Night
9:30 pm, Bailey Hall
Join the Alumnae Chorus and the Alumni Glee Club in songs of Cornell. Reunion attendance and giving will be recognized.

Ongoing Weekend Events

Cornell Plantations Tours
Stop by the beautiful new Nevin Welcome Center and explore Cornell’s botanical gardens, arboretum, and natural areas.
Mann Library Ongoing Exhibits
Thursday and Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm; Saturday, 1:00 pm –5:00 pm

Landscape As Verb: photography exhibit by Marc Miller, MLA ’05, Department of Landscape Architecture
Mann Gallery, 2nd floor
Miller uses synchroballistic photography to explore the relationship between landscape representation and motion through digital images. Sponsored by the Cornell Council on the Arts.

Rainbows and Plunge Pools: Fly-Fishing and the Lore of the Streams
Mann Lobby, 1st floor
Our age-old fascination with fish and fishing is examined through the double lenses of science and literature and illustrated with beautiful images from Mann Library’s Special Collections and the Comstock Entomology Library collection.

For more Reunion Information, please visit www.alumni.cornell.edu/reunion
For CALS Reunion Events, please visit www.cals.cornell.edu/alumni-friends